Everyone uses apps, but different age groups have different preferences.
And in Silicon Valley, popularity with young people is considered a sign that an app is destined for success. The thinking is that a hot app is like a hot band: the kids get ahold of it first (Snapchat got its start with teens, after all)
So which apps are hot with young people?
ComScore's recently released 2016 mobile app report tracked which apps had the highest concentration of "millennial users." Comscore defined the group as those 18-34 years of age (the firm did not look at users under 18).
The apps range from cashless payment options to games to, predictably, dating app Tinder. And there is even one that has a whopping 99% concentration of millennials.
Here they are:
Airbnb — 66% millennial users
Most people have heard of Airbnb, the "home-sharing" service that has shaken the hotel industry to its core. But millennial are more likely to use it, suggesting they are more comfortable renting someone else's home or apartment than older generations.
Kik Messenger — 66% millennial users
Kik is a messaging app that is particularly popular among teens, and provides a wide array of games and other services beyond simply sending texts. Earlier this year, Kik led the movement toward "chat bots" by launching its own bot store.
Mint.com — 66% millennial users
Mint.com is an app for managing your money. With Mint you can do things like budget, track your spending, and check your credit.
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